By Helen Mant It is estimated that less than a quarter of adults have access to formal financial services in Africa. The lack of access to financial institutions makes it difficult for low-income consumers to make sustainable investments in their families and businesses. To address this, mobile technology is… Read More
The IGD Advisory team has partnered with the Rockefeller Foundation (RF)’s YieldWise Initiative since 2013 to reduce global waste, spoilage and post-harvest loss (PHL) in Africa. Our work with YieldWise aims to equip RF’s implementing partners with the strategic knowledge and private sector connections to carry out a market-based… Read More
Read the latest newsletter from the Initiative for Global Development for the month of February 2017.
IGD introduces its first blog in a blog series focusing on harnessing a collective business voice to address Post-Harvest Loss and improving efficiencies in Nigeria’s tomato value chain.
L-R: Steve Radelet, Georgetown University’s Director of Global Human Development Program at the School of Foreign Service; Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, President of the Initiative for Global Development (IGD); Florizelle Liser, CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA); and Salem… Read More
The private sector, whether as the market driver, technology provider or distribution partner, can play a much greater role in reducing post-harvest loss (PHL) in Africa. The “Building a Business Case for Nigerian Tomatoes” blog series explores the role business can play in addressing challenges that exist in Nigeria’s tomato… Read More